2007/9/28, Andreas Radke firstname.lastname@example.org:
Am Thu, 27 Sep 2007 18:33:09 -0500 schrieb "Aaron Griffin" email@example.com:
There are a handful of users who would like to have a giant iso of packages to aid in installing on boxes with slower networks (for instance, they could download and burn the ISOs from school).
I think _now_ a huge iso doesn't make much sense. Remember we are running a rolling release distribution. We often have .so bumps and packages move from and out of core repo. Packages come and go. It would force us to almost daily create such a huge_iso. Our rolling release distribution forces most users to have a good internet connection. A very quick outdated huge_iso is not very helpful in this case though some might find it helpful.
But this all would change when we offer a _NON_rolling release distribution. Then a fixed and free of license issues ISO-set is a must.
Why should we have to release such ISO daily? We will release it at the same time as Core & FTP ISOs. If some package(s) will have some bugs or even would be broken - no big deal. The mission of huge ISO is to give people a quick start, especially those with slow Internet, not to be a rock-stable working release.